Yanek was 12 years old when the war came to his town. The Nazis came and knocked on his door, they took all their valuables. Yanek found a pigeon coop so they can live there. They held a meeting told everyone they needed 7000 Jews they're going to be kids. Yanek's dad took him to the basement for his bar mitzvah . Yanek couldnt go to school anymore, he went to visit his friends and when he came back he saw his dad and mom being marched down by Natzi soldiers when he got home his cousin and he asked panicked where they were and she said they took them.